Columbia Pictures with their version of World War Two in Fury has Brad Pitt with a Platoon type tank unit that argues, fights, and has a love/hate relationship with each member; alternatively bullying and connecting with one another. Written and directed by David Ayers (Sabotage, Street Kings) the film is set in April 1945 and follows the tank crew of the Fury as they advance deep into Nazi Germany. The premise of the movie deals with the fact that the German tanks were far superior to the Allies’ machinery.
Shia LaBeouf seems to be following up his plagiarism woes by acting like Amanda Bynes in a suit. It almost feels like the two performers could be siamese twins joined by age and background. Both stars are 27 years-old and they also got their respective starts on children’s television before moving on to film. The main work related difference between Bynes and LaBeouf is that Shia, after a certain point, left the small screen of TV – except for hosting SNL two times. Bynes continued to bounce from silver screen to television right up to 2010 when her career effectively ended.
Shia LaBeouf may be doing his version of penance for “multiple” plagiarism very seriously, but, that has not stopped Funny Or Die from teaming up with Jerry O’Connell to spoof the Nymphomaniac star. He stormed out of a Berlin press question and answer session, after being asked, along with every other actor on the panel, if the actors in the film found the sex scenes difficult and LaBeouf responded with a quote from French soccer player Eric Cantona and left the room. Later the 27 year-old performer attended the premiere of the same film wearing a suit and paper bag over his head. The bag read “I am not famous anymore.”
Since the paper bag incident at the Berlin screening of his latest film, Shia LaBeouf has upped the oddness factor and he is now doing public penance for his plagiarism; or, he is partaking in some sort of publicity stunt. No one seems to know for sure. Out of all the folks who lined up, in a queue that appears to go around the block, to bear witness to LaBeouf’s bizarre version of self-flagellation some have written about their experience, but, no light has actually been shed on just what the actor is up to.
Shia LaBeouf has been having a bit of trouble lately with charges of lacking in the originality department, in Berlin yesterday he did a bit of brown bagging after borrowing material yet again. This time from soccer player Eric Cantona. LaBeouf has been plagued by accusation of plagiarism which he responded to via Twitter only to be called out yet again for using words that were not his own.